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12 terms

SAT Hot Words Lesson 10

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adversity
great trouble or difficulty
conflagration
a huge fire, an inferno
confounding
puzzling; baffling
cryptic
hidden; hard to understand; mysterious; obscure
debacle
a failure or breakdown; a collapse that is often nonsensical
enigma
a riddle or mystery; a puzzling or baffling matter or person
labyrinth
a maze from which it is very hard to extricate or free oneself
precarious
dangerous or risky; uncertain
quagmire
a difficult or troubling situation; a swampy ground, bog, mire
quandary
a dilemma; a confusing or puzzling situation
turbulence
great unrest; turmoil or disorder
turmoil
a turbulent scenario or situation; tumult